North East Excellence Award, Special Achievers Category for Social Development from Indian Chambers of Commerce for livelihood initiative under the Impulse Model. Managing Director Hasina Kharbhih accepts the award for Impulse Social Enterprises.
On April 12, 2012, Hasina Kharbhih won the YFLO Raga Young Women Achievers Award for her efforts for promoting economic opportunity in community service as the Founder of Impulse Social Enterprises and Impulse NGO Network. YFLO stands for Young FICCI Ladies Organization. This organization is an exclusive women’s wing of the prestigious national organization FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry). The main motive of this organization is women empowerment at various levels across different strata of society in India.
Every year, YFLO organizes an event in which they recognize the young and outstanding women achievers who have excelled in their respective field and done a significant contribution for society. The main motive of these awards is to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women. To felicitate this award 10 young women under the age of 45 are chosen from diverse fields.
In 2013, the Impulse Social Enterprises Empower Business Model was nominated by the Ashoka Innovator For The Public, for the CNBC SONA Group Awaaz Masterpreneur Season 1 Reality Show. Masterpreneur is an Indian Reality Show that gives a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to showcase their journey to a jury of experts and millions of viewers. Hasina Kharbhih, Managing Director of ISE, competed in zonal, semi-final and final rounds in Kolkata and won Season 1 of CNBC SONA Group Awaaz Masterpreneur Reality Show! The episodes were broadcasted nationally on CNBC Awaaz in December 2013. At ISE, we are very honored and excited to win Masterpreneur as it is a huge help and motivation for us to continue reaching out to and supporting our artisans.
The Masterpreneur final episode follow up is a promotional documentary filmed on January 2014 follows Hasina Kharbhih to an artisan village in Assam to show an in-depth view of Impulse Social Enterprises on the ground with the local artisans. The final episode as well as additional interviews and episodes can be found on YouTube.